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hour at the vatican. [ cheers ] >> the cardinals who gathered gave him a standing ovation when he met them as a group for the last time. at 8:00 this morning, pacific time, pope benedict xvi will get on a helicopter. he will fly to a retreat outside of rome. that's where he will officially resign later today. brian flow remembers joining us live at st. mary's cathedral in san francisco where a special mass will be held to thank benedict for his life of service. brian? >> reporter: hi, dave. yeah, a special mass indeed, good morning to you. several bay area catholics will be taking part in the thanksgiving masses this morning starting in about an hour here. we're live at st. mary's where one of the services will be held. it's unknown how many catholics will be attending. but the service is expected to give thanks to pope benedict's eight years as pope and pray for his help. the pope says he will offer unconditional reverence and obedience of his successor. cardinals are planning to meet next week to discuss a conclave to take place. there are many questions remaining on who the candida
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this morning. why parishioners are shocked but vatican insiders might not be. >> reporter: and bay area target thieves are targeting freeway metering lights. how this trend could be adding to your commute when "mornings on 2" continues. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] what's the point of an epa estimated 42 miles per gallon if the miles aren't interesting? the lexus ct hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! ♪ wow. [ buzz ] delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? bee happy. bee healthy. with clusters of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean, you...love. >>> welcome back. i'm tori campbell. >> i'm dave clark. >>> breaking news from the vatican. the pope is resigning. ktvu's tara moriarty joining us live from san francisco with more whoop was behind this morning a historic announcement. tara? >> reporter: well, some say it's bad timing with easter coming up so close. this is really the spiritual time for catholic
and applause ] >> the pope hel his final general audience at the vatican. he waved from the crowd from the pope mobile and kissed the forehead of several lucky babies. he recalled moments of joy and life of pope while facing great pain. >> i continue for prayers, i ask each of you to pray for me and the new pope. >> he thanked everyone for respecting his decision to step down and to also pray for the cardinals who have the enormous responsibility of picking the new pope. again, they hope to do that by holy week, march 24th. >> can you imagine being there for that? >> that would be amazing. >>> sal's back. he's watching the roads. you are watching bridges, too. >> that's right. we are and the bridges are getting more crowded. this is the peak of the commute. the traffic continues to get busier as we get closer to the 7:30 and 8:00 portion of our commute. let's go outside and take a look at highway 4 westbound you can see traffic is busier than it was. we've been watching it rather closely. we don't have any major problems in this area. but we do have slow traffic. also the morning commute is goi
daytona. >>> pope benedict xvi gave his final blessing at the vatican before his resignation, officially stepping down on thursday. alex savage is live with more on some of the controversy surrounding the process to find his replacement. alex? >> reporter: the church's sexual abuse scandal could certainly play a role in the selection process moving forward. today, catholics around the world and here in the bay area are honoring pope benedict xvi as he steps down just days later on this week. earlier on this morning, the outgoing pope gave his final blessing at the vatican. >> yes, guys, they are right there. >> the 85-year-old spoke from his studio window addressing a huge crowd that packs st. peter square. estimated at roughly 100,000 people. the pope spoke in a clear, strong voice thanking the faithful for their closeness and affection and tried to reassure catholics that he is not abandoning the church. he'll be stepping down on thursday. the first pope to do so in 600 years. and then soon the search for the next pope will begin. a conclave of 120 cardinals will vote in vote on benedi
to low 50s. >> new, the vatican is rushing to select a replacement for the pope. the 85-year-old announced he will step down at the end of the month. the vatican is now racing the possibility that cardinals from across the world could gather as soon as march 15th for the election. a date for the earliest possible under current rules would require a 15 to 20 day waiting period. >> one man sunday arrest and charged with the murders of two coast guard employees. james michael wells is a accused of killing the two men at the coast guard station. this is just off the coast of alaska. wells also from the island was arrested yesterday. no further details ability the investigation. >>> two 5th graders facing charges for allegedly plotting to kill a classmate. court documents reveal they brought a gun and knife to school in washington. they reportedly targeted a girl who made fun of them. police say one of them planned to kill her with the knife while the other used the gun to keep people away. the boys due back in court next week. >> overnight lawmakers in colorado preliminary, ap
celebrate ash wednesday at the vatican. he told the congregation he's stepping down for the good of the church. he cited his frail health. ash wednesday marks the beginning of lent. the catholic church plans to have a new hope in place by easter, the end of lent. >>> well, back here at home, san francisco is selling the naming rights to port properties. it's a fund-raising pitch to help pay for the yacht race. they may be able to sponsor some of the san francisco port properties in order to cover their costs. the city, by the way, is on the hook for as much as $32 million. >>> 7:38. the bay bridge toll authority could approve funding today for a big celebration for the opening of the new eastern span of the new bay bridge. the plan calls for a one-way bridge walk on labor day weekend. there's also talk of a half marathon, fireworks and even a concert. the party would cost $5.5 million. the toll authority will also consider a $31 million security system for the new bridge today. >>> 7:38. let's go back to sal. sal, you didn't tell me there would be fog out there. >> well, steve di
. the vatican says the pope hit his head during a trip to mexico last march. however, the vatican denies that that accident had any relevant role in his decision to resign. yesterday, the pope took part in ash wednesday services. it was his first public appearances since the resignation announcement. on tuesday, the pope disclosed that he had a pacemaker and that the batteries had been replaced. >>> 8:02. happening now, president obama is heading to georgia to rally support for his early childhood education proposal that he unveiled in his state of the union address. this is new video of president obama boarding air force one just about one hour ago. today, the president will focus on his plans to make preschool available to more american children in programs such as headstart. after he return -- after he returns to the white house, he will take part in a fireside hangout with google plus to talk about his state of the union address. people around the country can submit question the via youtube. the president did the same thing after his state of the union address last year. the fireside
he steps down, he lob the first pontiff to do so in 600 years. cardinal levada leaves for the vatican today to help choose the new pope. he will be among the 117 cardinals voting on the replacement for pope benedict xvi. yesterday, he talked about some of the qualities he would be looking for in the next pope. >> a man of prayer, a man of peace, a person who has shown qualities of leadership either through his work in the nature of the archdiocese in the world or possibly through heading a department or perhaps more ideally a combination of those things. >> the cardinals hope to elect a new hope before the start of holy week which begins march 24th. the pope changed the rules of the conclave, a group of cardinals who will choose the new pope allowing them to move up the start date before the usual 15-day period between the start of the conclave. it was one of his last acts before stepping down on thursday. >>> in walnut creek, five senior citizens at a care facility that caught fire have been moved to a new location. this comes after the fire broke out at the senior care facility on b
, connecticut. >>> the vatican is acknowledging for the first time that pope benedict xvi has had a pacemaker for several years. this revelation came a short time ago, one day after the pope stunned the world's 1 billion plus catholics by announcing he's resigning. the 85-year-old pope cited his age and fatigue as the reasons he's stepping down. sources say even the pope's closest associates had no idea he was planning to resign. the catholic church hopes to have a new pope in place by easter, march 31st. the vatican says the pope will have no role in what could be an historic decision. the number of catholics is declining in europe and there is a projected catholic room in asia, africa and latin america. the new pope could come from a country as far away as europe. >> up to this point, popes have been always european. but the church as a whole and the college of cardinals is becoming much more global. >> cardinals from ghana, nigeria and canada are on the top list. timothy dolan is expected the top american to become the top pope. richard mahoney will help elect the new pope. the archdiocese
see there, 150,000 people showed up. benedict will retire on february 28th. the vatican said they will try to choose a new pope sooner than expected so a pope will be in place by holy week. >> they are considering landmark legislation on immigration reform. >> they have a draft proposal from the white house and allow illegal immigrants to become permanent residents within eight years. >> there are 11 million illegal immigrants and they could apply for a newly created is visa. and provide more security funding by the immigration status of the new hires. >> a woman is in the hospital after being hit by a muni bus. >> it happened yesterday afternoon at lake merced boulevard. and the person had serious injuries. the muni driver is undergoing standard drug and alcohol tests. >> they are missing so much work and costing the agency millions of dollars. the san francisco examiner reports one in eight park workers does not show up to work each day. >> train open raters and station agents have the most unscheduled absences. bart has to pay other workers overtime to fill in: it is $14
is to show there is bipartisan support for same-sex marriage. >>> as the vatican prepares for the process of selecting a new pope, there's growing controversy over whether a los angeles cardinal should be part of the conclave. roger mahony was strip of his duties last month at the largest catholic in the u.s. that was after documents show mahoney and other search officials hid accusations against child-molesting priests. >> mahoney is the flavor of the month. this case is very recent. but there may be others who also had some problems with the administration of sexual abuse cases in their diocese. >> the papal conclave is expected to meet sometime in march. 117 cardinals will have to agree on a two-thirds majority to elect the new pope. yesterday, mahoney posted a tweet indicating he will take part in the conclave. >>> and we're hearing that an american cardinal is considered one of the possible candidates for the new pope. shawn o'malley has been mentioned frequently in the italian press. there's never been an american pope. in fact, they've all been european. this time around, cardinals
and war 1937 to 1948. >>> the pope is not only leaving the vatican but he is leaving twitter behind. the pope is set to close his the on february 27th the day before he officially steps down as pope. the pope only opened his account two and a half months ago and he has been tweeting in nine languages ever since. generating about 2 million followers. >> the east oakland boxing association has received a donation that's a real knock out. the east oakland boxing association has helped hundreds of young boxers over the past 25 years. yesterday the golden state warrior carl landry said he is teaming up with the good sports sporting good chain and they have donating more than $10,000 in sports and gym equipment. >> any time you can interact with the community and give back to the people that give -- are supporting you and cheering for you while you are ono the floor. it feels good. >> reporter: the money will help them in their fight for survival. they have been dealing a drastic funding short fall. >>> the two women set to make history in mma. >> authorities in santa clara want your h
cuts could delay clean up efforts because of possible furloughs. >>> in the vatican is denying report that the pope resigned over a scandal over gay priests. media said he decided to step down the day a report about blackmail was brought to him. he held a farewell meeting today and prayed with cardinals. the pope is scheduled to step down at the end of the week. >> the pentagon has grounded it's fleet of fighter jets after finding a cracked engine blade on one plane. the officials say the problem came to light during a inspection at edward's base in southern california. the announcement as some members have been questioning the cost of the program. the f-35 is the most expensive weapon's program at almost $400 billion. >>> the country's largest provider of single rider power chairs is now the target of a massive investigation and stores all over the country including here in the bay area are involved. on wednesday the fbi raided the texas headquarters of the scooter store. more than 1200 were escorted from the building and sale records were taken. a audit found they have over billed
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